Historic Preservation is most successful when the community is engaged, thus this is an opportunity for the community of Nantucket to be heard and share their knowledge. 

This survey will help inform the dialogue as we create resilient design guidelines for our National Historic Landmark. Please take a moment to complete the following survey. Thank you.

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* 1. Please describe your relationship to Nantucket (select all that apply.)

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* 2. Whom do you perceive as being able to help with protecting private properties from the effects of flooding? (select all that apply)

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* 3. Whom do you perceive as being able to help with protecting private properties from the effects of erosion? (select all that apply)

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* 4. How would you describe your thoughts on flooding (inland and coastal)?

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* 5. How would you describe your thoughts on erosion?

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* 6. How would you describe your thoughts on the impact of sea level rise?

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* 7. The National Park Service has released a document describing various adaptation approaches. Which of the following have you applied to your property, if any? (select all that apply)

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* 8. Have you experienced business interruption, property damage, or other financial adversity (e.g. lost wages, repairs, delays in insurance reimbursement) due to flooding events on Nantucket? (select all that apply)

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* 9. Does your property lie within the 1% annual change flood area (i.e. 100-year special flood hazard zone) described by FEMA?

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* 10. Do you carry flood insurance? (select all that apply)

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* 11. Which of the following events have you attended in the last six months? (select all that apply)

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* 12. What community values or needs should underlie Nantucket's resilience design guidelines with regard to new construction and additions?

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* 13. Please select your answer for the following questions accordingly.

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Should there be different classifications of architectural significance which would affect elevations standards?
Should some properties be held to a higher standard than others in terms of elevation or hardening treatments?
Should there be a maximum height limit above the Design Flood Elevation (DFE)?
If the first-floor space is reduced, are rooftop additions acceptable if they are compatible with the building?
Should there be more flexibility on the height of rear additions which are elevated as long as they are not visible from the street?
Is the conversion of basement windows into flood vents an acceptable approach?
Should there be a distinction in allowing parking beneath houses that are contributing versus non-contributing to the character of the district?
Should garage doors be prohibited on main facades for all existing buildings and new construction?
Should the Town be more accepting of flood resistant infill or new buildings of concrete?
Is parged concrete block or poured concrete acceptable for the foundations of elevated buildings?
If a building is elevated high enough, should parking be allowed underneath with access from the side or rear elevation?
If a staircase must be added on the front of an elevated building, is moving the building back from the street acceptable?
Should there be a maximum distance of setback from the street?
In an elevation project would it be acceptable to remove a interior chimney structure as long as it is retained at the roof?
Foundation vents are generally recommended only for side and rear elevations. Are foundation vents acceptable on main facades if they are of historically appropriate metal designs?
Should temporary flood walls or barriers be reviewed by the HDC?
Should the HDC consider more sustainable, pervious surfaces within the streetscape to address flooding?

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* 14. What do you think are the best methods to make Nantucket’s commercial buildings more resilient?

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* 15. What are the challenges in elevating Nantucket’s historic buildings?

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